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RATEC 103 - Principles of Radiographic Exposure

4 CR

Examines the application and analysis of concepts in manipulation of technique to maximize image quality while maintaining ALARA. Topics include: applying mathematical concepts to solve multiple technique variables, analyzing imaging scenarios for dose and image quality factors, and employing key concepts in image acquisition and display.

Course Outcomes
  • Relate manipulation of technical factors to the operation of the x-ray tube and the production of x-rays.
  • Define filtration, identify the legal requirements, and discuss the effect of it on the primary beam.
  • Describe potential interactions of x-ray with matter.
  • Explain HIS , RIS and PACS and their respective uses in a medical center.
  • Vary technical factors to achieve image quality and demonstrate ALARA given various imaging scenarios.
  • Identify elements that effect image quality factors.
  • Compare and contrast various image receptors.
  • Describe structure and function of image receptors components.
  • Differentiate among the types of image acquisition systems.
  • Define key elements in image display.
  • Discuss personal responsibilities for correctly marking images, maintaining personal repeat rates, and preventing artifacts.
  • Identify ethical considerations associated with technology superseding knowledgeable application of the digital imaging capabilities

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